A South Florida mother is pleading for your help to find the driver who struck and killed her son, DeAndre Binns, 6, last week in Miramar.
Binns darted onto Miramar Parkway near 62nd Avenue last Wednesday after his family left the McDonald's restaurant. The car that struck him did not stop and fled the scene.
"Please, please, please anyone out there with information tell someone, we need closure," stated Monique Batchelor, DeAndre's mother, in a press conference late Tuesday from the Miramar Police Department.
"After the child was struck he went onto the hood and the vehicle swerved several times trying to dislodge the child and then ran him over in an attempt to flee the scene," stated Miramar Police traffic investigator Seth Schaller.
Miramar Police have released the photo and a video of a vehicle of interest. It is a 1990-93 white four-door Honda Accord with a missing right front hubcap.
“From the video and photos released, the car is missing it’s right front hubcap and appears to be heavily damaged,” Keith Petron, owner of Broward Collision in Sunrise, told Examiner. “There is no way that the driver didn't know he hit someone.”
Family members, friends and community members built a memorial near where DeAndre was killed. It is made up of flowers and some of his favorite stuffed animals.
The family moved to Wellington last year, although DeAndre was still attending school in Coral Springs.
Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.